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Isoitok Camp - Manyara
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Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews
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“Excellent stay at Isoitok Camp Manyara”
Reviewed March 14, 2014

We stayed at this camp for 2 nights at the end of our safari and we wish we could have stayed longer. The camp owner, Chris, is very welcoming and accomodating. The tents are beautiful, with the wooden doors, it feels more like you're staying in a room than a tent. The staff are all very kind and always smiling. The meals prepared at the camp are fabulous. It was nice that Chris joined us for the evening meals. He really enjoys the company of visiting travellers and you can tell that he wants his guests to enjoy their stay.

Chris also works very closely with the local Masai community and is committed to giving back to the community throught his organization, the African Roots Foundation. The foundation has provided the commnity with clean drinking water and are almost finished with a beautiful new community centre.

A great place to stay, we would definitely return!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 8, 2014

That was our final night during our safari trip in Tanzania and, at the end of this uneven path, we found this lovely camp run by Chris. Welcome was warm and we were amazed to find all this confort in the nice tent we only spent a night in. The dinner was incredible by its diversity and quality. One of the best meals in Tanzania. The following morning, Chris took us to an early walk, which was perfect to start the day.
Breakfast was also high quality. Thank you!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Edmonton
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Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for one night in February and wish we had stayed longer. Isoitok is a well designed and well managed camp. The tents are clean, spacious and beautifully furnished with many wood highlights. There is a lot of space between individual tents and the area is immaculate. There are lots of wood and stone accents and comfortable seating areas around the tents. A great spot to enjoy an early morning coffee.
Chris and camp staff were friendly and attentive. We were welcomed with refreshing drinks and provided with a good orientation to the camp. Both dinner and breakfast were served at times that were convenient for our other activities and the food was terrific. We had a very nice night here and certainly would recommend Isoitok to anyone travelling in the area.

Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Quebec City, Canada
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Reviewed January 29, 2014

Our Safari guide John drive us at our next stop. When i arrived at the Isoitok Camp was a warm welcome with our host Chris and Maasai assistant Raphael. This camp is very very special with smiling staff, peaceful area, comfort tent, good look with landscape, good organization & Maasai healthcare and educational projects, delicious Maasai dinner with friendly conversation with Chris and Maasai staff we learn a lot about Maasai traditions. We have appreciated a lot and i suggest very much this Camp for break between Safari tours.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Arusha, Tanzania, East Africa
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Reviewed January 20, 2014

We stayed at Isoitok this last Christmas and i must say our stay there is definately worth another visit. Chris our host and the owner of Isoitok made us feel so welcomed and comfortable that we could have stayed longer. We arrived to a warm welcome and were given an amazing and refreshing juice made with lemongrass.. Our room was amazing and loved the setting, what was more intriguing was the layout of the whole camp. Christmas eve as we sat out we could hear Hyenas call and the following morning Zebras as well... I would definately head back to this camp given half the chance. The staff were tops and friendly and always willing to help. Had hot showers all the time and a well relaxed atmosphere.. Thanks to all the Isoitok crew for making our Christmas special.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed the warm and personal approach of Chris, host and owner of Isoitok. The small camp has beautiful and luxuriuous designed tents, and is situated on a hill with a great view on Lake Manyara. The short hike up the hill to watch the sun go down was a nice way to stretch our legs before dinner. Besides the relaxed atmosphere, the biggest treat of Isoitok is the food and drinks (good wines), served around the fire and in the very stylish mess tent. The camp has an outstanding cook. Dinner and lunch the next day were the best we had! Thanks for the experience!

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 14, 2014

What a special place!!

The tents were gorgeous and the attention to detail in terms of design was amazing. Chris and his staff were exceptional. We so loved our special Maasai dinner- delicious and authentic. We also so appreciated the relationship Chris has developed with the nearby Maasai community. It is a perfect place to stay at the end or beginning of a safari to the crater or Serengeti!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Property: Isoitok Camp - Manyara
Address: Makyuni - Mto Wa Mbu Highway, Lake Manyara National Park PO box 11914, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Lake Manyara National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 43 Specialty Lodging in Lake Manyara National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Isoitok Camp – Manyara is not just another tented camp, it’s an experience you wished you had longer for! The camp is surrounded by the Maasai community of Esilalei offering draw dropping views overlooking Lake Manyara and the Rift Valley basin. Private, surreal bush experiences await those who visit. 8 deluxe en-suite tents sculptured into the natural surroundings with a night chorus out of "Born Free." ... more   less 

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